A woman was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to abduct a newborn from Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, Monday Aug. 6 police said.
The woman is accused of attempting to abduct the newborn about 10 a.m. from the hospital at 12601 Garden Grove Blvd., Lt. Jeff Nightengale said.
Hospital workers caught the woman allegedly trying to snatch the baby girl, who was born Sunday night, and called police, Nightengale said.
The infant was unharmed, he said.
The woman, who was wearing hospital scrubs and carrying a visitor’s pass, somehow distracted the mother and put the infant into a large tote bag she was carrying with her, Nightengale said.
“She’s not being very cooperative,” Nightengale said of the suspect, whose identity could not be immediately confirmed.